Captive Whale’s dorsel fin

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There are a variety of consequences that come with this whales in captivity. One is that animals are being subjected to unethical treatment in captivity, which has led to death at a younger age, than if they were in the wild. An article from Animals Welfare Institute showed says that, “female orcas can live up to 90 years in the wild of the wild-caught orcas who have died in captivity, half died after only four years.” Another statistic said that 91% of orcas who have been taken into captivity since 1961 have died.” The consequences of capturing these animals are becoming more and more critical as time passes. Even whales that are born and raised in captivity live a rather short life, the oldest living captive born whale was 23 years old. (Rose)